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Oct 4, 2012 3:00am EDT
government, and governing. with an emphasis through out on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, hisses, among other noisy, distracting things, so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama. and governor romney. [ applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start with the economy. segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? have you two minutes. each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss determined, mr. president, you go first. >> thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of denver for your hospitality, a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most important one is that 20 years ago, became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. i want
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
acting by themselves and less by government through fiscal policy was the real blow-up risk. so if you think of a couple places in the world that we were the most afraid of like europe, i think the actions of the ecb to at least defer the problems with the sovereigns and the bank issues in europe, if they use this time to fix the problems, we'll look back and think it's a good thing. if they were made worse, we won't feel that way. i think something similar has happened in the united states whereby a lot of liquidity has been provided by the central bank. >> andreandrew, you have operat throughout all of the world. what's your sense of growth? there are troubling reports about growth slowing down which so far have been a very powerful lifeline for global growth as united states and if world have weakened, particularly china where do you a lot of business. >> i don't think we're going have an '08/'09 issue out there for the reasons lloyd was addressed. i do think the world since '08/'09 to now has not gotten to normal. of course, the obvious, which is consumption in the u.s., is not whe
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Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
by the way, if the government can be as efficient as the private sector and offer premiums that are as low as the private sector, people will be happy to get traditional medicare, or they'll be able to get a private plan. i know my own view is, i'd rather have a private plan. i'd just as soon not having the government telling me what kind of health care i get. i'd rather having a insurance company, if i don't like them, i can get rid of them and get a different insurance company. but people like to make their own choice. and the other thing we have to do for medicare, we have to have the benefits high for those who are low-income, but for high-income people, we're going to have to lower some of the benefits. we have to make sure this plan is there for the long-term. that's the plan i put forward. and by the way, the idea came not even from paul ryan or senator wyden, but it came from bill clinton's chief of staff. this is an idea that's been around a long time. which is saying, hey, let's not see if we can get competition into the medicare world, so that people can get the choice of
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00am EDT
under the power of the government, they have their own laws and's what they follow. and we have no interference in that. the government has paved the way for the highest form of freedom of most people. you see people criticize, people sometimes trespass the border lines of proper as a president, i'm not middle of the people of iran, without drawing any borders, without drawing any borders, without drawing any red lines, we converse. >> right, but this isn't just any protester, this could be your daughter in the future. she is daughter of your predecessors, the president. it's a fairly significant moment that she has been imprisoned. do you feel uncomfortable that this lady is in jail? >> let's separate the two argument, the two topics. happy this anyone is going to prison? no. never. no one should go to prison, but also keep in mind that in any country, every one must be treated equally under the laws. no one must have -- or must receive special treatment because of having been a part of the power structure, regardless of whether the action taken resulted in imprisonment is right o
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Oct 6, 2012 1:00am EDT
asking the government, how often do you beat your wife? >> i should have had a question mark at the back of it, ali, let's face it, okay? the facts are, ali, no matter how you want to look at this, we had 25 economists polled before this number came out. the average number they expected was about 115,000. not one of them had a number below 8.1. they were republicans and they were democrats. and all of a sudden -- >> i agree with you. >> you agree with that? >> i agree with everything you're saying, jack, and if your question was -- >> i wake up this morning and it's 7.8 with a bunch of assumptions. >> as the best ceo that america has ever had, there are two very powerful things you can say here. one is let's take a look at how the bls, bureau of labor statistics, and the department of labor measures employment, number one. and b, maybe mitt romney should be replacing president obama if he's not doing a good job. but to say there is corruption of somebody cooking these books, why do you do this? for a government in trust of private institutions, that's not a good thing to say. there are s
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
together to govern. he was the first candidate ever to lose white business double digits and win. there is a racial element that is in the backdrop here. not necessarily racism, but very different views about the role of government and very different views about the parties. if it moves things at the margin, could it matter? sure. the last slice of voter also decide this they are forward looking at this point. and 2007 is a long way to reach back when you're dealing with 8% unemployment. >> ron brownstein, thank you so much. >>> the debate is not just stressful for the candidates but also for their wives. both michelle obama and ann romney are talking about their role in the debates. first lady says she mostly offers positive reinforcement but does get nervous. >> i get so nervous at these debates and, you know, i'm like one of those parents watching their kid on the balance beam. you're just standing there, just trying not to, you know, have any expression at all. >> ann romney says she comforts her husband during the debates and he looks for her in the audience. she talked up one of mitt
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
number here, 86,000. that's how many jobs were added in july and august that government auditor didn't notice in the beginning. they revised their numbers. actually, july, august were stronger than expected to the tune of 86,000. 7.8% unemployment rate. what does that mean? the best since january 2009. when we dig within these numbers, carol, we can also see that some 418,000 people entered the workforce in the month. they are feeling a little more confident about things. either that or they've been out of the workforce for so long they've got to try to get in and get a job. you've got more people coming into the workforce. overall, 114,000 jobs created. they were in health care, transportation and government jobs. government jobs, three months in a row now. we've been seeing government layoffs for many, many, many months in a row. government jobs, transportation warehousing and we've been seeing -- everything else is pretty much flat in terms of job categories. the headline, carol, 7.8% is the unemployment rate. one more jobs report until the election. >> okay. so the political implic
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
obama. says lavr ishes praise on reverend wright, claims the government spends too much on suburbs, not enough on "our neighborhoods." earlier, we played the clip about where he praised jeremiah wright. and now the difference of the response of hurricane katrina to hurricane andrew. >> down in new orleans, there is a federal law called the stafford act. the local government has to give a match. here is the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waved the stafford act. forget that dollar you have to put in. here is $10. and that was the right thing to do when hurricane andrew struck in florida, they said look at this devastation, don't expect you to put that money in. what's happening in new orleans? where is your dollar, where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the but let hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> president obama, that was five years ago. decide for yourself whether this shows a side of barack obama never been seen before as the daily caller suggestsor nothing new. the president
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
u.s. government personnel out of benghazi. "the washington post" reports the consulate is closed, and locked up. but the scene of the deadly attack remains unguarded. >>> there's also word that the white house has held a series of secret meetings over the past few months, due to concern about the growing threat of al qaeda's north africa branch. "the post" reports that a part of the discussion is focused on potential u.s. military strikes against the group known as al qaeda in the islamic magreb. >>> huge heads up for those of you who purchased the new iphone 5. apple support forums online are being overloaded with complaints about a bug that drains cellular data usage even when phones are connected to wi-fi. now this is forcing people to blow through their data caps in a matter of days. apple has not publicly commented, but you know, it did already release a software upgrade, with a bug fix. >> go bears. chicago bears mauling the dallas cowboys on monday night football. the chicago defense intercepting tony romo five times. five times in a 34-18 drubbing in dallas. two of those picks
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
private sector added 104,000 jobs, and the government sect or added 10,000. we saw health care jobs created. more than 44,000 there. this has been a trend for a couple of years. about 16,000 jobs lost over there in the manufacturing sector, which is, of course, very, very important to some of these battleground states, suzanne. >> christy, some of the attacks from conservatives, such as jack welch, saying they don't believe the numbers. they believe the books are cooked essentially. explain the process of how we reach these numbers today? >> there's spin, and then there are conspiracy theories, and the spin, which is valid, if spin can be valid, is that, you know, look, you still have only 114,000 jobs created on balance. that's -- you know, you immediate on see more than that at this stage of a recovery, but let me be very clear here. these are two different reports that they put together. right? one of them is a survey of people at home where you call them up and say are you working and the people say yes or no and explain how. the other is a survey of employers where they ask are
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
presidency big but would get a mandate to govern but would have a lot of senators down ticket that would win with him. that would make him a much stronger president. now i think the chances of winning big have largely evaporated and it's likely we will have a much closer election now. the president obviously is still favored, but we have got a horse race. >> that's what makes these races so interesting, gloria, is how the narrative changes. it used to be months, from one month to the next. it is' now overnight. last week was 47%, now it's this, who knows what it will be next week when the vice president debates. one thing of david axelrod's response is that the president was basically taking the high road last night which almost makes it sound like the president's performance was a conscious tactical decision. do you buy that? >> i don't think they consciously decided to lose this debate and i don't think david axelrod is going to come out and say you know what, the president really blew it last night, although as jessica pointed out privately, certainly, there are obama allies who are h
CNN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
would do in egypt or even libya, he says he would work with the government of libya to find the guys that murdered our ambassador. well, obviously that's what the obama administration is doing. >> you have a lot of fodder for your weekend show, so we'll be watching it and also for suzanne malveaux's shows which is up and coming. thank you for taking the time to be on our show today. fareed zakaria, and as i sign off, i do want remind you "newsroom international" starts right now with suzanne malveaux. >> kuhn dem the president for leading from behind, declaring it is time to change -- criticized the obama administration for not having an overall strategy in this region, and here's how he summed it up. the know the president hopes for a safer, freer, aligned middle east with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we can't support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds. >> now, wolf, we know he was referring to a lot of the protests around in the region, and even the killing of the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya,
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
matter what. 47% are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to provide for them, belief they're entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it. they will vote for this president no matter what. >> remember that. and remember romney's explanation after the video was released. >> well, you know, it's not elegantly stated. let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question. it's a message i'll carry and continue to carry, which is, look, the president's approach is tractive to people who are not paying taxes. because frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them and, therefore, i'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in the id million. >> so he said it was a message he was going to continue to carry. but now this. in a tv interview last night, romney did a complete about-face, saying the statement was completely wrong. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer s
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. also protests of dozens of other cities. labor unions are threatening to strike if the government refuses to allow a general vote on the austerity measures. the protests appeared peaceful. no reports of any violence thankfully. >>> tonight's spacex launch will officially turn space into a business. the resupply mission to the international space mission will launch from cape canaveral, florida. spacex successfully demonstrated it could do the job in may when it docked a capsule with the space station. we'll go live to florida later on this hour. ♪ >>> well, republican voters in port st. lucie, florida, are turning out in big numbers for their candidate, mitt romney. it's his second straight day up and down the critical swing state, and today he pointed again to one of the key differences between his and president obama's plans. listen. >> if he is re-elected, he will install obama care and with it your premiums are going to go up an extra $2,500 above what they already are in current health care plan. my plan is i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
comfortable with his position and i have no doubt that he will govern to the right of center and that's where the american people are. at the same time, he will use his ability, his knowledge, his humili humility, wisdom to work across the aisle and we have to do it. you know that. we cannot kick the can down the road anymore. we have to avoid this fiscal cliff. a new p romney, our 45th president, will do that. >> you are talking about campaign tactics and that's because an elected official. for me, regular voter, i hear that and i think this is kind of what is wrong with politics. just described -- we take one tactic and then you are going to completely change your position when talking to another audience. when you feel comfortable with that change because you feel that you know that he is going to govern to the right of center even though there are some changes that sound more left when he -- more centrist in wednesday night's debate. i understand someone -- their campaign, that may make sentence for you. for voters it feels like basically campaigning can be lying. >> well, i wouldn'
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, multiple u.s. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that prior to the september 11th attacks, the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in washington. the state department has responded to darrell issa's letter. here is spokeswoman victoria nuland. we are now working through all of the documents, all of the information that is available to us in this department. we will see where we are on the 10th, but it is our intention to cooperate fully. >> all right. hillary clinton also responded to issa with a letter of her own. i have it here. she said she has established an accountability review board, which begins work this week to determine, and i want to quote her, i'll read here straight from the letter, wants to determine whether our security systems and procedures in benghazi were adequate. whether they were properly implemented. and any lessons that may be relevant to our work around the world. darrell issa joins me now. good to see you, sir
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
segments to focus on the economy. one segment on foreign policy. one segment on the role of governing and one segment on the role of government in people's lives, john. so how this is going to be set up is that the candidates will be sitting at podiums. if you're looking at your tv screen, mitt romney on your left, president obama on your right. the first question tonight, john, goes to barack obama. >> well, will they have a chance to mix it up and rebutt each other in a free-flowing way. >> organizers hope to have a flee-flowing discussion. this is the kind discussion we like to see because it allows the two candidates to discuss it amongst themselves. if there are questions about each other's plans, they can directly ask each other that. we have not seen that in this campaign and we'll see it tonight. >> you said the economy will likely be the big subject in the debate tonight. we have new polling to give a sense of what voters are saying about this right now. >> it is, john. no surprise, people are very downtrodden about the economy. let's look at the new cnn poll just released co
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
trickled down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: it didn't take long after the debate was finished for the romney campaign to turn the spin room into the win room. are you declaring victory, jim, if this was a boxing match, the referee would have called it. after taking some knocks from some in the gop after spending too much time in debate prep and not enough in rally in swing states, the romney campaign felt vindicated. although eric fehrnstrom pushed back on the notion that the republican contender was more ready than the president. >> well, look, you know, i think at the end of the day both the president and governor romney probably put in an equal amount of time preparing for this debate. >> reporter: just two days after the president joked his own advisors were pushing him to do more debate prep. >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: obama campaign manager said romney had an advantage going into the debate. >> governor romney's prepared more for this debate than any presiden
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
pakistan. live from islamabad. >>> a new government report shows two companies that employ thousands of americans may actually pose a security concern for the united states. >>> nascar drivers are questioning their safety after a 20 car pile-up at one of nascar's most famous tracks. why one driver calls it bloodthirsty. >>> the obama campaign launching a counteroffensive to a speech that hasn't happened yet. >> reckless. immaturish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. >> that's what you call a prebuttal. prebuttal. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning to you. happy monday. i'm carol costello. that's where we begin on the campaign trail. president obama is raising cash. mitt romney is raising concerns. this morning he's ripping the administration's handling of the middle east and its many recent flash points like the fatal terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. romney is trying to polish his own spotty record on foreign affairs and he faces some public d
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Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm EDT
people at home. >> i'll make two points. if you believe as one limited government group said in a press release that there are baghdad bombs in the bureau of labor statistics making up numbers for the regime, if you believe that like some conspiracy theorists do why weren't these numbers better for the past three years and why were the numbers so lackluster the day after the president gave his speech at the dnc taking the wind out of the dnc because the headline the next day was about a jobs number that wasn't very good. it doesn't make any sense. it defies logic. we know these people. we crunch the same numbers these people are crunching. it shows you how disgusting and contentious an election can be. people realize our government is big. it's become much bigger. and well thinking moderates in both parties can say we need a smaller footprint of the government. when the small government movement comes out and says crazy things like this it hurts their cause. >> agree with you. thanks for clearing that up. stay there we'll be back to you. stephen moore is a writer for the "wall str
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
situation there. >> in libya, i'll support the libyan people's efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them. and i'll vigorously pursue the terrorists who attacked our consulate in benghazi and killed our fellow americans. >> eli lake has been out on the libya story from the beginning with what the u.s. knew. he joins us once again with increasing information on this. so, i want you to clear up something. you've been reporting today about the militia and some leaders of that militia in benghazi, who were allied with our mission there, but then said we're done with you because you don't like who we support for our new leadership. was that accurate? were they threatening to pull that work away and leave us less protected? >> that's based on the notes of september 11, 2012 cable that was approved by ambassador chris stevens on sort of the benghazi situation overall. it was one of the most interesting bullet points in the three page cable back to washington and i think it shows that in libya right now, there is an effort to try to build serious national security inst
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
that the government takes. and a lot of social media speculation about how those two numbers could be so different. but all of the economists we talked to, everyone who is trusted in the field of economics, says it's a statistical anomaly, not funny business. but 7.8% is the number for the unemployment rate. i want to talk about stocks. there's a survey of economists for cnn money, that says the stock market rally may be over. and here's why. you had a really great year. and these economists, investment strategists, money managers, 37 of them, say after a healthy year, they expect stocks will close, the s&p 500, right where it is. at 1440. they're not saying get out of stocks. if you're getting in right now, a great part of the run has already happened. a couple of things you have to worry about. e fiscal cliff, something i talk about all the time. presidential election, european debt crisis, these are things on the horizon. some economists and money managers will tell you they're bullish. and they think the fiscal cliff will get resolved. through the election, you could see stocks
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Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the glow of the government's monthly jobs report. it is unexpectedly good. the nation's rate of unemployment took three ticks downward, 7.8%, that is still high, yes, but it is not political poison as in 8% or above. september jobs creation hit six figures, 114,000, and this is pretty interesting here because as it often does, the labor department revised its find frgz the last two months. revised them way upward. its latest tally is at 142,000 new jobs in august. that is up from 96,000. and the new tally for july topped 180,000 new jobs. mitt romney, just like the president in virginia today as well, is saying the recent unemployment keeps dropping is that more and more americans have given up, given up finding work and they're not counted as unemployed. >> i'll tell you this, when i'm president of the united states, when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the workforce, but because we're creating more jobs. i will create jobs and get america working again. >> and, you know, we're
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that prior to the september 11 attack the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi." the letter then continues. the mission was denied these resources by officials in washington. the house democratic leader nancy pelosi is here in "the situation room." let's get to some of the news. let's get your reaction right now to what chairman issa and congressman chaffetz are saying? >> i think it's important the congress has the right to know, but the department of state has to have the information. there is investigation by the fbi as to what happened in benghazi. and there's a review answering some of the questions asked. but how can you ask the secretary to come before the information is known? it's also important to note that the republican appropriation in congress gave the administration $300 million less than it asked for for the state department including funding for security. >> are you suggesting that there was a financial aspect to what happened in benghazi, libya? that the u.s. di
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
position that the government should spend less or that the government should be smaller. >> reproductive rights. >> reproductive rights and that, by the way, primarily for young women is about birth control. it's not really a bedroom issue, more of a bank account issue. >> can i ask you when i was reading through -- i got the transcript, i was reading through the unedited transcript and i have to say i was really kind of shocked that he went into the contraception issue and talked about his daughters. >> absolutely. and i had the opportunity to interview him in 2008 and he did the same thing. i mean, he really does personalize health issues when he's talking about women's cancer issues, he references his mother's struggles with ovarian cancer -- >> it's kind of weird to have a dad talk about his teenage daughters when it comes to the national issue of contraception. >> it is. it's one of those things that some candidates are comfortable with and others nor not. i think the point he was trying to make was not to politicize his relationship with them one hopes, but really to say if they ma
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to know govern orromnor romney so more important debate. i think he has to be presidential. i think he has to convey the kind of person that people would be comfortable with as president. i tend to think we kind of score this as if it's a boxing match or basketball game. >> you know what it's like to debate mitt romney. i don't want to rehash any old wounds but i do want to play just some of the thing you guys got into and ask what he's like as a debater. >> governor romney, was new york a sanctuary city? >> absolutely. called itself a sanctuary city. in fact, in the welfare reform act president clinton brought forward said they were going to end the sanctuary policy of new york city, the mayor actually brought a suit to maintain its sanctuary city status. >> it's unfortunate, but mitt generally criticizes people in a situation in which he's had far the worst record. for example, in his case, there were six sanctuary cities. he did nothing about them. there was even a sanctuary mansion at his own home, illegal immigrants were being employed. not, not being turned in to anybody or by
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
opposition or with the government. what does that mean, fred? it can mean not getting into university or getting a job. >> is there any indication of when we might hear about these election results? >> reporter: it's going to be a late night for sure. what's different is the system is completely automated, but you don't count votes until 85 of the votes have returned. when you talk about long line-ups, fred, it could be a long night. >> thanks so much in carraacasc venezuela. >>> hoping to build momentum following the presidential debat debates, president obama stumping in california, mitt romney also on the road after what many saw as a lackluster debate last week for the president in particular. he's hoping the new lower unemployment rate will give him a boost. the president is attending a fund-raiser in los angeles, and then he heads on to ohio. mitt romney in the meantime is spending the weekend in florida where yesterday he spent much of the day preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house. >>> and, of course, you don't want to forget t
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Oct 6, 2012 2:00am EDT
. >> when our government is doing something that's wrong, it's up to us as citizens to stand up. >> it is extremely rare for americans to -- protest against the u.s. government, but it's happening in islamabad. >>> to be re-elected this sunday, paula newton is in caracas and i asked her what the atmosphere was like. >> reporter: there's a lot of apprehension here leading up to these elections on the weekend. it doesn't matter if you support the opposition or the government. many fear that this election race could be so close that one or the other party may not accept the eventual outcome. chavez himself has hinted that perhaps the opposition will cause trouble if the election is close and they lose. he's being mischievous in saying that. saying we have no intention of causing any trouble. as i said, closely contested election. more so than the last 14 years. gunk. american airlines now says messy passengers are to blame for seats that came loose on at least three recent flights. the airline claims spilled soda and coffee gunked up a seat locking mechanism over time. the incident
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm EDT
president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> not to be outdone, president obama tried to rebound from his pretty weak debate performance at a rally in denver. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but it couldn't have been mitt romney. because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. the fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that. >> tonight, the post-debate political landscape seems rather different. a whopping 67% think mitt romney won the debate. 25% for president obama. there's a long way to go in this debate and the divide between left and right is growing. that brings me to tonight's battleground america. the debate you have been waiting for. jennifer granholm versus newt gingrich. she's the former governor of michigan. he's of course, the former presidential candidate and speaker of the house. just
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, that's not such an indication that the government is in trouble. but when the senior figures for the government start to defect, then that's a sign that there is some sort of institutional crumbling going on. there were things he was expected to do that he was not comfortable with doing. that he was quite opposed to. that the iranian government then perceives him as being their opponent. so you're perceived as being part of the enemy when you're not doing what it is that they want you to do. >> anderson, you can see that the way the lawyer couches the phrase is very, very careful but this does appear to be premeditated. the cameraman does have a wife and children. they left iran it appears sometime before thursday, when the photographer defected following the u.n. general assembly. his family is trying to come to the united states and the lawyer is now working on that, anderson. >> is he required to check in with anyone while he's waiting for his application to be processed? how does that work? >> really, he's not. even though he was part of this high-ranking delegation, his lawyer s
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
opposed to. >> the iranian government then perceives him as being their opponent. so you're perceived as being part of the enemy when you're not doing what it is that they want you to do. >> the cameraman has reportedly been a part of ahmadinejad's inner circle for several years. >>> a monday knight mauling in arlington, texas. the chicago bears intercepting tony romo five times. five times in a 34-18 drubbing of the dallas cowboys. two picks were returned for touchdowns. the five interceptions matching a career high for the cowboys' quarterback. >> a man leaps from a burning building as neighbors gather to catch him. you're going to have to see this to believe it. we have the details coming up next. ystem and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. which can withstand over three and a half tons. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronn
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Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
many checkpoints around there. it is a huge contrast, but the takeaway is that this government is still strong in and around the capital. >> we have been reporting in the last 18 or so months what is the number, 28,000 syrians have been killed during this civil war, since last march. we have shown the pictures from aleppo and places like that. then you talk to the women, getting manicures, in the capital city of damascus, who aren't necessarily pro assad, who aren't necessarily pro rebel, stuck in the middle. here is that they told you. >> on many days the death toll around the capital far higher than for other cities. but where they can, people are trying to hold on to their old lives. for this woman, that's a few minutes at the beauty salon. it may look like normal life, but it is not. >> every day we hearing this boom, boom. and everything else. and there is a lot going on. >> you don't worry about it? >> i worry. i worry sick about it, but nothing we can do. >> reporter: she tells me she hates the killing, supports neither government nor rebels. wants them to talk, feels stuck
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
. her visit comes as greek government officials attempt to pass another $17 billion in cuts in order to qualify for more eu bailout money. >>> thousands complaining about health problems two weeks after the explosion at that chemical factory in south korea. at the time of the blast, five people were killed, 18 were injured. the resulting toxic leak has sent some 3,200 people to hospitals. they're suffering from headaches, nausea, soar throats and severe coughs. >>> 71 medical marijuana dispensaries in los angeles were given to today to shut down. but many are still operating and may be able to stay open. the city council reversed itself last week. "the new york times" reports there may be as many as 1,000 dispensaries in los angeles, maybe more, which far outnumbers starbucks locations there. >> all right. weatherer wi er witer wit er wex ba ba baumgartner is attempting to break the sound barrier. he's trying to break a skydive record that's stood for more than 50 years. so we are going to have live coverage of this event throughout the morning right here on cnn. >> yes, we are. it seem
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Oct 6, 2012 3:00am EDT
government provide a public part because it serves the community, and providing some kind of similar public good on the air waves, whether it's bbc in britain, cbc in canada or pbs, for example, in this country, that there is a real benefit to that. and i wouldn't want to see either half the sky lose that platform or big bird. >> i've got to say, big bird, i think there will be room for big bird on this show if it comes to it. don't you worry. >>> when we come back, battleground america. political all-star on the economy, next debate and count down to election day. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
people died in fighting today. this is homs where activists say rebels battled government forces. meantime, turkey's military fired artillery into syria today, retaliating for strikes from syria. leon panetta says the war could become something much worse. >> the fact that there are now exchanges of fire between these two countries raises additional concerns that this conflict could broaden. >>> gas prices in california jumped again overnight, drivers now paying an average of $4.61 a gallon with some parts of the state seeing closer to six bucks. experts are blaming it to a series of problems with refineries coupled with low supply. >>> here's what's we're working on tonight. tv anchor fights back. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> going off on a viewer who called her fat. and a bad example to young girls. is he right? celebrities, local and beyond, even politicians. are they obligated to be attractive and healthy role models? plus-size model emmy has a lot to say about that, live. >>> fat america. our addiction to food rivals drugs. more than one-third of all adults
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with tight control over government and over all these people. >> that was him voting. let's show the people voting here in the united states. many voters travel to new orleans from miami, this must be really crucial for people to be traveling to new orleans from miami. >> this is set to be a close election, don. what happens is that there are as many as 100,000 venezuelans abroad. 70,000 of them here in the united states. if the election is close enough, they could decide the election. that's why you see voting there. most of them live in miami, but since the consulate was closed in miami, they were forced to drive or fly a thousand miles away to new orleans. but they did and that shows you how committed they are. >> a lot of them convoys, too. listen, when we say what's at stake, obviously these people have strong feelings about the selection, what does happen if it does not go hugo chavez's way? >> he was asked what would happen if he doesn't win, he said we have the potential for civil war because he says his followers are so committed, are so energized that they would not take an
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
house oversight and government reform committee is going to hold a hearing expected to focus on possible intelligence failures before the deadly september 11th attack. this is just a day after a bombshell briefing from the state department which says the violent protests over the antiislam video which the obama administration had claimed for some of the deaths of those four u.s. officials never even took place in benghazi. state department official told reporters during a conference call this. there had been nothing unusual during the day. there was nobody on the street. then at 9:40 they saw the security cameras -- they saw on the security cameras there were armed men invading the compound. joining us this morning from capitol is republican congressman jason chaffetz, chairman of the house oversight committee, recently returned from a fact finding trip to libya ahead of today's hearings. thank you for talking with us. what do you think of this new information coming to us from the state department call? >> it's troubling. i'm glad it's happening. i think it's a result of the fa
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Oct 7, 2012 2:30pm EDT
fix it. >> jennifer palka believes that innovation and fresh perspective can change the government and our citizens for the better. and that's why she's on "the next list." i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next week. >>> helhello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. we begin with a university of alabama college shooting campus. officials say gilbert collar was naked and acting erratically. they say he confronted the officer, rushed him several times and ignored warnings to back off. the school says the officer shot the young man in the chest once. his friends say they're shocked at what happened. >> you could ask anyone that knew him, he was a great, loving guy, always made people smile, you know. he's not the kind of guy that people knew him and said he would do something like this. >> cnn legal contributor paul allen said alabama law may well come into play in this case down the road. >> alabama also has virtually the identical stand your ground law that florida has, so do you know that the officer in this case can probably say he was -- he felt that he was in danger
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Oct 10, 2012 1:00am EDT
. some have had to ask for food stamps or other government assistance over the past several years. it offended them and makes them think romney doesn't understand their every day struggles of getting the kids off to school, paying the bills. that is still a warning sign here. he's making progress but if i had to put one thing on a bill board and say to win the election, romney better learn to deal with this, it would be that. the blowback from the 47%, especially among middle class women. >> gloria, you say polls are showing suburban women are keyed to a romney win at this point. >> those aren't mutually exclusive. when you look at the poll, for example, on suburban women in our cnn poll today in ohio, obama does twice as well as mitt romney, 60% of suburban women support him, only 31% support mitt romney. so those are the people that mitt romney also has to appeal to, which is why you're going to probably see ann romney doing an awful lot in the state of ohio. you might even see an ad featuring ann romney. he has to find a way to talk to women. yes, he does very well with suburban me
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
real public good, that in the same way you want to have the government provide a public part because it serves the community, and providing some kind of similar public good on the air waves, whether it's bbc in britain, cbc in canada or pbs, for example, in this country, that there is a real benefit to that. and i wouldn't want to see either half the sky lose that platform or big bird. >> i've got to say, big bird, i think there will be room for big bird on this show if it comes to it. don't you worry. >>> when we come back, battleground america. political all-star on the economy, next debate and count down to election day. if you are one of the millions of men who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between
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Oct 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
rewarding our friends and punishing our enemies and having the government treat every american the same, which is a foundational principal of the rule of law. and i think mitt romney has to do more of that. has he been specific with his plan? he laid five out in the debate, which is more than the president did. that's why independents thought mitt romney did very, very well. >> let me ask you about one of the issues where they differ, medicare. that is a big deal in florida romney says he supports vouchers for medicare, a plan that is not very popular. how does play in florida with all those seniors? >> right now in florida, you've got about 12 million registered voters. 36% who are republicans, you have 40% who are democrats. and then the 24% or the remainder is going to be the most important percentage in america and i think it's 24% who are not registered republican or democrat. these are going to be the most important voters in the united states. but, let's look at medicare. you have mitt romney who says, i want to give you vouchers, which i personally don't agree with. but wha
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